Lindsey Vonn Says Being A Legendary Athlete "Goes Far Beyond Your Sport"
The champion skier said it is important for athletes to be a role model "off the court as well as on."
Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
Here's How One Of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Vax Communities Built Its Massive Network
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
A Juror On A High-Profile Murder Case Posted "LMAO" On Facebook And Now It Might End In A Mistrial
A 21-year-old is facing murder charges for allegedly strangling his childhood friend. Now, the case might end in a mistrial due to a juror's Facebook comment.
I Was A Facebook Fact-Checker. It Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole.
Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.
Internal Facebook Note: Here Is A “Psychological Trick” To Target Teens
Facebook bought TBH last October and eventually shut it down, but an internal note shows that the company learned a way to target high schoolers through the viral polling app.
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Germany Has Told Facebook To Change The Way It Gathers Data
A government watchdog ruled the social network has abused its market dominance. Facebook will appeal the decision.
Facebook Has Banned Four Armed Groups From Its Platform In Myanmar
The social network is under pressure to act after hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar fueled ethnic violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Should You Buy Facebook Stock?
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti sits down with himself for a hard-hitting self-interview on the future of Facebook.
After Discovering She Had Been Turned Into A Cruel Meme, This Woman Decided To Speak Out
Ever wonder what happens to the people behind a viral photo?
Apple Just Shut Down Google's Internal iOS Apps
Apple has revoked Google's developer certificate, which disables internal apps used by the company's employees.
Apple Revoked Facebook’s Developer Credentials Over An App That Mined Teenagers’ Device Data
The Facebook Research app paid people as young as 13 $20 per month in order to access data, including web searches and emails.
A Total Stranger Helped This Woman Braid Her Hair When She Was Stuck In The Hospital
Sometimes we need a little help.
Zimbabweans Are Calling For Help, But No One Can Hear Them
The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.
People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts In Exchange For Cash And Free Laptops
PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.
Boo, "The World's Cutest Dog," Has Died
Boo died in his sleep, his owner announced Friday. He was 12.
Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For A New Privacy Law That Would Let You Delete Your Data
"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
Facebook Has Removed Hundreds Of Pages And Accounts Linked To Russia For “Inauthentic Behavior”
"The people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action."
These Facebook Pages Are Spending Thousands Of Pounds Trying To Influence Your Views On Brexit
"As a regular person, you know that vast sums of money are being spent but you have no idea who those organisations are."
Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months
“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.
The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don't Know How To Talk About It.
We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters?
Russian Troll Or American Super PAC? It's Getting Harder To Tell The Difference.
Wealthy interests can spend unlimited dollars influencing our elections, and with the FEC asleep at the wheel, there's almost no mechanism to stop bad actors.
The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.
A Man Brought A Dead Raccoon Into A McDonald's And Someone Posted Video Of It On Facebook
You're gonna want to take a seat for this journey.
Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook
Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.
Profile Picture Robbery Is So Bad In India That Facebook Is Letting People Block Screenshots
That shiny blue shield isn't going to stop creepy exes, though.
Why A New Fake News Law In Singapore Could Be A Big Test For Facebook, Google, And Twitter
Government hearings in Singapore put Facebook under intense scrutiny and have paved the way for a new fake news law in the country. That has human rights organizations and activists concerned.